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Kindle Fire HDX Tablets: Impressive Device At An Insanely Low Price By Amazon.com

The world’s biggest e-commerce company, Amazon.com has introduced its new high-definition Kindle tablet line-up called “Kindle Fire HDX”, which comes in 7-inch and 8.9-inch display sizes — waaaay cheaper than the equivalent iPad. Premium products at non-premium prices!!!

We’ll get to see if they live up to their promise.

Powered by a 2GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm, Kindle Fire HDX tablets run on a heavily customized version of Google’s Android operating system – Fire operating system version 3.0 known as “Mojito”.

Among other additions, Mojito brings enterprise-level encryption to the new tablets.

Fire OS 3.0 is Kindle’s new forked version of Android that introduces “hundreds of new and upgrade features, Amazon-exclusive services, platform updates, and more.”

The 8.9-inch HDX will ship December 10, the 7-inch HDX will ship November 14 and the regular Kindle Fire HD will ship October 2.


The 7-inch models starts at $229 (for 16GB) and $329 for an LTE-compatible device.

The 8.9-inch variant costs upwards of $349, or $479 for the LTE-version.

The 7-inch model lacks a rear camera, the 8.9-inch version comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash.
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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said that Amazon is selling these at “roughly break-even” pricing, because the company makes money on its content sales.

Here’s a glance:

– Operating system: Based on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2Ghz quad-core processor
– Memory doubled to 2GB of RAM
– also added a “Mayday” button to its Quick Settings menu, letting users connect with a customer service representative via a video feed.
–  Brings hundreds of platform updates and exclusive new features, including the Mayday button, X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, 1-Tap Archive, Cloud Collections, Quiet Time, Optimizing Download Manager, and Social Integration with Goodreads and Facebook
–  New enterprise and productivity features–including printing, email conversation view, enterprise encryption and mobile device management–BYOD support

Jeff Bezos said: it is “completely unique” and takes advantage of Amazon’s massive cloud computing and customer service infrastructure. It also builds on Amazon.com Inc.’s reputation for excellent customer service.

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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